The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 57 64 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.52% 0.27% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.33% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £325 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
User Stories
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
422 601 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.88% 80.35% 71.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 396 235
Average daily rate £413 £410 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 44 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 10 (71.43%) Business Analysis
2 9 (64.29%) Translating Business Requirements
3 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 7 (50.00%) Project Management
4 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 7 (50.00%) Publishing
5 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
6 4 (28.57%) Infor
6 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 4 (28.57%) Infor SunSystems
6 4 (28.57%) Line Management
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Use Case
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (14.29%) Sun
7 2 (14.29%) SAP
7 2 (14.29%) ERP
7 2 (14.29%) SAP ERP
7 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 1 (7.14%) Content Management
8 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) JIRA
8 1 (7.14%) Multimedia

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (14.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 7 (50.00%) Publishing
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
2 10 (71.43%) Business Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Digital Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Digital Business Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Sun Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Principal Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Project Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Project Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Sun Support
6 1 (7.14%) Support Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Business Analysis
2 9 (64.29%) Translating Business Requirements
3 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 7 (50.00%) Project Management
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Line Management
5 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) Use Case
5 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 2 (14.29%) ERP
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Content Management
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Infor
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Sun